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History

1952 - First educational television station, KUHT, goes on air.

 

1954 - KIXE incorporation papers signed

1961 - TV "Vast Wasteland" speech by FCC Chairman Newton Minnow

1964 - KIXE signs on air with black and white programs only

1967 - Public Television Act signed by President Johnson

1967 - Channel 9 moved from Chico to Redding

1969 - Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) begins in US

1971 - KIXE begins broadcasting network, color programs

1974 - KIXE begins to originate color programs

1981 - KIXE broadcasts programs with Closed Captions

1987 - KIXE moves from Industrial Way to North Market Street

1995 - KIXE installs new transmitter

1996 - KIXE broadcasts programs in stereo

1997 - KIXE broadcasts programs with Descriptive Video

2003 - KIXE installs a new digital transmitter and broadcasts programs in digital, simulcasting alongside analog

2008 - KIXE terminates analog broadcast and transmits in digital ONLY, on VHF channel 9

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Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 12:19